Worried about John

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117katie

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Well, there you go, Snooky!

Just goes to show that you never know what you don't know!

Go read my poem in the Tea Room and see if you can commit it to memory and recite it tomorrow, or another day! If not, TRY HARDER!

Sorry, Hazel and John, if I just stole your HUGS!

KT
 

Skye

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Aug 29, 2006
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Thanks Connie, Barb, snooky and Katie.

I love your hugs, snooky, and I certainly don't mind sharing them, Katie.

Hugs are for sharing!:)

Love,
 

snooky

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There will be no stopping me now Hazel and yes, I have just read your lovely poem KT and I can recite it ALREADY so there!!! Thanks though it was lovely and can I wish you all a very good weekend, you truly are all special people.
Love (but no hugs, cos you've had them already!!!!).
Snooky xx
 
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117katie

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Good weekend to you too, Snooky, and to yours!

Hugs and .... mmmm, that means I will have to come up with another poem that you may already be able to recite!

Long or short ... dunno yet! May only give a clue, as opposed to a line!

Much love to you and yours
from
Katie
 

mel

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Hi Hazel
I have friend whose mum is on strong antibiotics at the moment....it was a good 5 days until she felt even a slight improvement in her chest ....so hang in there Hazel....."day by day" and all that!!!

(((((( hugs )))))))to you and john

(first time I've done hugs:))

Love xxxxxx
 

Skye

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Hi Hazel
I have friend whose mum is on strong antibiotics at the moment....it was a good 5 days until she felt even a slight improvement in her chest ....so hang in there Hazel....."day by day" and all that!!!

(((((( hugs )))))))to you and john

(first time I've done hugs:))

Love xxxxxx
Thanks for that, Wendy, it gives me some hope. Great to see you back, and your hugs are great!

Thanks for the good wishes, Cliff.

Love
 

Libby

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Hi Hazel

I really hope that John has improved with the antibiotics - it must be so hard for you going in to see him and seeing no improvement.

Thinking of you - hope you're feeling better youself now - I hate dentists:eek: (although I know they do a very important job:eek: (just in case there's any dentists out there reading this!!))

Libs x
 

Skye

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Thanks, Libs

I'm feeling fine now. Just a gap in my upper jaw, which I keep hoping will give me sunken cheeks and prominent cheekbones. No joy though!:(

John was quite a bit better today, and i finally got to talk to the charge nurse. He was as horrified as I was when I reported my converstion with the GP, though he agreed that that was probably what he meant by a review. Anyway, he said John's not ready for palliative care, he still has some quality of life, and often responds to carers (not verbally, of course).

He also said that the GP needs to visit and see John for himself -- it's always been a junior partner who's visited, and he's just going by their notes.

So I'm feeling very much happier tonight. We'll see how John responds to this antibiotic, then maybe ask for the review anyway. Between us we'll put the GP right!:eek:
 

mel

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Hi Hazel

I'm so pleased John is showing improvement and it's great that you're feeling happier tonight:)

I bet you didn't get much sleep last night.....hopefully you'll sleep like a log tonight;)

love xx
and more ((((((hugs))))) :)
 

Mameeskye

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Hi Hazel

I'm glad that you had such a positive chat with the charge nurse today and that John is improving slightly.

I found Mum's GPs very unhelpful since her diagnosis. Although she has had a good 5 years apart from a little depression and her emergency op I very much felt that she was written off by them as soon as she was given a "dementia" label.

It is such a shame that people have to fight for care for their loved ones but then many people do not understand the reality and that what for us, with our brain processing capacity, a full life is more that enough for those who do not have full capacity.

I have learnt so much from watching my mum and the things she enjoys and I am sure that you and your family are learning from John.

(((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

Mameeskye
 

Skye

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Thanks Wendy and Mameeskye.

What maks me sad is that I think the GP thought it would be better for me to let nature take it's course. Thankfully they know me better at tha CH.

You're right, Wendy, I will sleep better tonight.

Love,
 

sue38

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Hazel,

So happy the news is better for John.

Did you know that Sting (my fantasy husband :D) had his back teeth removed to give him that sunken cheek bone look?
 

mel

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I found Mum's GPs very unhelpful since her diagnosis. Although she has had a good 5 years apart from a little depression and her emergency op I very much felt that she was written off by them as soon as she was given a "dementia" label.
In general i found this to be the case too...although thankfully my own gp was extremely sympathetic(her father had suffered from AD for a number of years and she always tried to point me in the right direction when mum moved in with us.



What maks me sad is that I think the GP thought it would be better for me to let nature take it's course. Thankfully they know me better at tha CH.

Good on you Hazel.....keep up the fight.....Johns a lucky man to have you in his corner!!!!:eek::);)


I have learnt so much from watching my mum and the things she enjoys and I am sure that you and your family are learning from John.
How I agree with that mameeskye,...mum made me look at the simple things i took for granted with a new perspective

Love xx
 

Skye

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Did you know that Sting (my fantasy husband :D) had his back teeth removed to give him that sunken cheek bone look?
So why hasn't it worked for me? Mind you, if it had worked, I'd have had to have one out on the other side to balance it!:eek:
 

sue38

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Actually I'm thinking of divorcing Sting after he cancelled his Manchester gigs because of a sore throat, prominent cheek bones or not.

Hazel, I have had an abcess and far from sunken cheek bones I looked like one of those cabbage patch dolls from years ago...

I had a root canal filling (not recommended) as my dentist doesn't believe in taking teeth out...

You have my sympathy.
 

Taffy

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Apr 15, 2007
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Dear Hazel,

Pleased to hear that things seem a little more promising.

Caring Thoughts, Taffy.
 

nickyd

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Dear Hazel,
Heres hoping there's more signs of improvement for John and yourself today.
Hope you had a decent nights sleep.
Love and Hugs to you both,
 

Canadian Joanne

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My dear friend,
So glad to hear that John is doing much better. Your conversation with the charge nurse is very heartening also. Yes, straighten out that GP. What about a chest specialist? Maybe someone who knows more about these things than a GP?

Keep up the good fight - I know how feisty you can be. Now that your dental problems are sorted out, you can focus that formidable personality on that GP (I almost feel sorry for him:))

Much love,